DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has recalled right-handed pitcher Tyler Chatwood from Triple-A Colorado Springs. To make room on the active roster for Chatwood, the Rockies have optioned left-handed pitcher Edwar Cabrera to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Chatwood (#32) will be in uniform and available in tonight’s Rockies vs. Padres game at Coors Field (6:10 p.m. MDT).
Chatwood, 22, was the youngest player on the Rockies Opening Day roster. The right-hander made four relief appearances this season for the Rockies Major League club prior to being optioned April 17th. In those four outings he went 1-0 with one save and a 5.63 ERA (8.0 ip, 5 er), one walk and 7 strikeouts. Chatwood has spent the remainder of the season with Colorado Springs where he has gone 0-2 with a 5.79 ERA (37.1 ip, 24 er), 19 walks and 31 strikeouts in nine starts and appearances for the Sky Sox. Chatwood was acquired by Colorado on 11/30/11 in exchange for catcher Chris Iannetta from the Los Angeles Angels. In 31 Major League games/25 starts, Chatwood is 7-11 with a 4.80 ERA (150.0 ip, 80 er), 72 walks and 81 strikeouts.
Cabrera, 24, made his Major League debut with the loss 6/27 vs. Washington when he allowed seven runs, five earned, on five hits, three walks, three home runs and a strikeout in the start. The 6-foot left-hander has spent the remainder of the 2012 season at Double-A Tulsa, going 8-4 with a 2.94 ERA (98.0 ip, 32 er), 23 walks and 82 strikeouts in 15 starts for the Drillers. A native of Bani, DR, Cabrera was recently named as one of the pitchers for the World team at the 2012 All-Star Futures Game, one of two Rockies prospects selected to play in the game (also Nolan Arenado). Cabrera split his 2011 Minor League season between Single-A Asheville and High-A Modesto, and combined to go 8-3 with a 3.34 ERA (167.0 ip, 62 er), 41 walks and 217 strikeouts. Cabrera’s 217 strikeouts led all of Minor League Baseball and set the Rockies all-time organizational record. Cabrera was originally signed by Colorado as a non-drafted free agent on March 5, 2008.
The Rockies currently have 39 players on the 40-man roster.